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Adopt a Raptor

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Now you can participate vicariously in our banding program by "adopting" a raptor after it is banded. For as little as $25, you can adopt an individual raptor—a unique bird that you, and no one else, will sponsor. You might be the one & only person to adopt a banded Peregrine Falcon or Bald Eagle or Boreal Owl this year!

After the raptor of your choice is banded, you will receive:

  • Adopt packet, including certificate of adoption, color photo, and fact sheets—please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.

  • $100 & $200 levels: a visit to the observation blind at the banding station (advanced reservations required, 218.428.6209)

  • Notification if your bird is recovered (date, location & circumstances)

NOTE: If you want to adopt a bird during a visit to Hawk Ridge (September & October only), DO NOT ADOPT ONLINE; instead, visit our table at the overlook and ask to be put on the waiting list.

Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping fund
important avian research and education.

Our "Adoption" List